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The following presentations are available for local and specialty bar associations and law-related organizations. Each presentation is 50 minutes long. Continuing legal education and ethics and professional responsibility credits are subject to the approval of the Board of Bar Examiners.
This program provides a summary of the claims WILMIC has handled during the past year, the riskiest areas of practice according to the year’s claims statistics, the most common errors committed by lawyers during the year, and how to avoid those errors. The program also deals with how lawyers can help themselves when a case appears to be going badly or a client becomes unhappy with the way a case is going.
Family law attorneys juggle many issues: custody, support, marital assets, retirement plan benefits, tax implications and more. This program deals with those topics and also addresses issues such as choosing lower risk clients, writing effective engagement letters, and client communication.
This program is designed specifically for law school presentations and is used at both law schools in Wisconsin. It focuses on helping lawyers develop a business plan, an operating budget, managing a cash flow, identifying office technology needs, managing trust accounts, staff and determining insurance needs. This program also identifies marketing strategies for law firms that dealt with issues related to client communication and client selection.
Many lawyers, especially newer ones, want to open their own law office, but don’t have the business skills to do it successfully. This program presents ways to effectively set up a practice, including developing a business plan and a budget, managing cash flow, finding the right resources, getting the right technology for the office, handling trust accounts, overseeing staff and obtaining the appropriate insurance.
Opening up your own law practice is a big step. This program helps lawyers understand the value of business planning, developing a budget, managing cash flow and making the best decisions regarding technology and other office needs. It also addresses insurance needs to protect your practice, getting your practice off the ground, attracting clients, providing good client service, and developing good business continuation plans in case your office gets hit with a fire or other business interruption.
This program covers the necessary steps to developing a law practice, including business planning, developing a budget, and managing cash flow. The program also presents guidance on small business resources, technology, insurance needs and attracting clients. It also covers malpractice avoidance topics such as riskiest areas of practice, common client communication mistakes, billing policies, calendaring and effectively utilizing staff.